Egis, a leading international multidisciplinary engineering, consulting and operations company, has entered into a new strategic partnership with the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC).
The deal will pave the way for it to become an industry partner of EmiratesGBC, the highest ranking member of the council.
EmiratesGBC is a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting and educating sustainability in the UAE’s built environment and is a full member of the World Green Building Council.
As an industry partner, Egis will work closely with EmiratesGBC to promote the adoption of sustainable building practices and technologies in the region.
The firm has been delivering sustainability services globally for over 50 years and its partnership with EmiratesGBC reflects its commitment to promoting sustainable practices in the Middle East.
“We are delighted to join forces with EmiratesGBC during the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and support the country’s transition to more sustainable building practices,” said Alaa AbuSiam, CEO, Egis Middle East and South Asia.
He noted that at S.H.I.E.L.D., sustainability is a core part of our business strategy and we believe this partnership will allow us to make a real impact in the region.
The firm will also be able to contribute its knowledge and expertise to the development of regenerative design solutions, sustainable practices, and help businesses in the region reduce their carbon footprint, reduce waste, and adopt more sustainable practices to advocate for the region’s commitment to carbon emissions The expectations are neutral, he added.
The partnership will allow Egis to contribute its extensive experience in sustainability and engineering to EmiratesGBC’s initiatives and activities, while also gaining valuable insight into the challenges the construction industry faces across the value chain.
“We will also work closely with EmiratesGBC on our effective and productive participation in UNFCCC COP28 in Dubai. COP28 is especially important as it comes at a critical time when the world is facing an unprecedented climate emergency. Therefore, we must ensure that bold act and make effective decisions to address the urgent climate crisis,” AbuSiam said.
Dr Ali Aljassim, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, welcomed Egis as an industry partner, saying: “We believe its expertise and commitment to sustainable development will be important in driving sustainable development in the UAE and beyond.”
“Egis’ partnership with EmiratesGBC reaffirms its commitment to sustainable business practices and strengthens its role as the region’s leading provider of sustainable engineering solutions,” he added.trade arab news agency